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TNPSC TN Secretariat Service Research Officer and Senior Research Assistant Post Overview

Tamilnadu Public Service Commission will be releasing notification for filling 2 vacancies (1+1) for the post of Research Officer in Tamilnadu Secretariat Service and Senior Research Assistant in Tamilnadu Public Service Commission.

Research officers undertake research and evaluation activities that provide government departments and local authorities with evidence required for the formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies. Primary responsibilities of the job include writing research specifications, agreeing project requirements, objectives and research reference terms, searching for and retrieving information from paper-based sources, the internet and online databases, interviewing members of the public, using a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods, analysing data, writing/editing draft reports and keeping up-to-date with research/policy developments.

A Senior Research Assistant undertakes and contributes to research activity and provide support for researchers and research teams as required. His job responsibilities include undertaking research which might include preparing, setting up, conducting and recording outcomes of projects, conducting individual or collaborative research projects, including the development of personal/group objectives, preparing reports and presenting information to research group, writing up own work and results of personal research with a view to publication and analysing and interpreting results of own/group research, making use of standard and new research methods and techniques.

Important Details:

Pay Scale: 

Rs.5,200 - 20,200/- (PB1) + Grade Pay 2,800/ 

No. of vacancies:


(1 in Research Officer and 1 in Senior Research Assistant)

Educational Qualification: 

Degree in Statistics


Any one of the following degree with Statistics as an ancillary / allied subject (i) Degree in Mathematics (ii) Degree in Computer Science (iii) Degree in Economics (iv) Degree in Computer Applications


Any Degree with Post Graduate Degree in Operations Research/Econometrics/Mathematical Economics. 

Tentative date of Notification:

3rd week of March 2016

Tentative date of examination:

July 31st 2016 (Sunday)

Tentative Result Date:

4th week of October 2016

Tentative date of certificate verification:

2nd week of November 2016

Tentative date of Oral test:

4th week of November 2016

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